MAGNET finds bombs, drugs in home with toddler

KINGMAN - Two Kingman residents are facing felony drug and child abuse charges after Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives served a search warrant Monday afternoon.

Detectives served the warrant on a home in the 4000 block of Bond Street and arrested Troy Ellis Gayer, 41, of Kingman on suspicion of felony child abuse, possession of stolen property, possession of weapon by a prohibited person, prohibited weapon explosives, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested was Ashley Renee Tresten, 24, of Kingman on suspicion of felony child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.

The search of the home revealed numerous plastic bags of methamphetamine packaged for sale, a variety of drug paraphernalia, a quantity of money, more than 20 weapons and three stolen trailers (two U-Haul dollies and a tow trailer).

Two pipe bombs were found in a detached garage about 20 feet from the house. The Kingman Police Department Bomb Squad responded and rendered the pipe bombs safe and disposed of them.

A female toddler, about 19 months old, was also found in the home. According to MCSO, the drug items and weapons were within the child's reach. The child was later released to a relative. Child Protective Services is conducting an investigation. Gayer and Tresten were booked into the Mohave County Jail.